I finished my second Leafy Tops Hat! For those of you who don’t remember, this is actually my own design. When I asked my sister to model the original sample, however, she completely fell in love with it, so I HAD to give it to her for Hanukah. I mean, what is there not to like about this thing? The stockinette is flecked with tweedy goodness for some interest, and the lace decreases are oh so cool.
I completely am in love with the finished fabric the yarn produces. Although the Knit One, Crochet Too Brae Tweed (60% Merino, 20% Llama, 10% Wool, 10% Bamboo) is, as a single ply, a little bit splitty, the AMAZING fiber content is so drapey and warm that no one can resist it.
I had to do just a bit of modding on this one. I wasn’t really paying attention to how long my stockinette portion was, so I think I may have knit almost a 1/2″ too far. The first time, I ran out of yarn with about 10 rows of decreases to go. I frogged back and got rid of 2 rounds of stockinette, but I could still feel my yarn running out. I had to switch to decreasing every row about 2 rows early, but I think it still came out OK. Laying flat, it’s a little bit scrunchy, but that could be because it hasn’t been blocked yet. On my head it lays perfectly flat.
Also, I may have forgotten that my interchangable US6 needles were on the sweater that I may have unfairly left to work on this project. I was feeling a little bit too lazy to search out another pair, so I just did the ribbing on the same needles as the rest of the body. There’s a slight pucker as I switched from the ribbing to the stockinette, but it’s not too bad. I’ve decided to let it go and live with it 😉
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